New Zealand trials Safran biometric airport kiosk
07 April 2017 14:16 GMT

Safran Identity & Security has revealed that a self-service solution it has developed for families travelling together, is being tested by New Zealand Customs on departures at Christchurch Airport.

Called the Family Processing solution, it overcomes the issue that families with children under 12-years and assisted travellers were unable to use automated eGates.

The kiosk verifies passenger identity using facial recognition, and cameras are calibrated to capture passengers from 1 m to 2.1 m in height, with no moving parts. The Family Kiosk quickly processes family groups with mandatory questions rapidly responded to via the touchscreen interface and parents are able to respond on behalf of children.

Tim Ferris, Managing Director for Morpho Australasia (subsidiary of Safran Identity & Security) said: "Family processing forms part of our next generation border control solution. As a parent myself, I am glad that we have found a way for families to self-process that had the convenience of eGates without separating children from their parents. We are delighted that the New Zealand Customs Service is committed to continuous improvement and has been able to help us test this world-first innovation."

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